North and South

I hugged my cFam in-laws Becky and Jim goodbye this morning and left the Cfam cabin at Houghton Lake RELUCTANTLY. What a beautiful day. But I didn’t want to deal with the typical holiday weekend traffic on the southbound I75 SUV Speedway, so I got outta dodge. Lizard Breath was of the same mind. We drove “tandem” for a while but split up after stopping at a rest area a bit north of the Zilwaukee Bridge. That may have been a relief for both of us. I thought of the days when my beach urchins were new drivers and I would travel to the UP in tandem with them in order to get two vee-hickles up there. Once, long ago, we stopped at Indian River to put gas in the POC and I think probably the Dogha but anyway two vee-hickles and I saw some young parents changing their newborn baby girl in the vee-hickle next to us. That baby may have her own driver’s license now or is at least close to it and my babies are Amazon Women.

We both got home safely and I don’t think either of us had anything more than a few minor slowdowns and neither of us had to take the I475 Flint bypass this time. I am loving the new 75 mph speed limit on the more rural stretches of I75 in the Great Lake State. I’m not sure I will love it in winter weather… Like when people are going 75 hauling big snowmobile trailers in ice storms and things… It’s the speed limit so I can go five over, roight? Roight. We’ll see. On a beautiful dry day without a lot of traffic, 75 mph is a good thing.

I had CMU NPR on and I was enjoying the patriotic music they were playing today. Mostly medleys of the old songs I used to sing up at the beach, Achors Aweigh and Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder, etc. Back when there was still a serious air force base in the area of my childhood home and cabin (Kincheloe) and my dad and uncle Duke, who were pilots in WWII, would run down to the beach whenever B52 bombers would come over.

Alas, I was patriotic as a kid. I am still patriotic. I just wish that the folks I have the choice to vote for are also patriotic. I mean that I want those folks to care about our country above their political party.

I got down to the Planet Ann Arbor and I cannot believe how many clematis blooms we have here. Because I have a blasted black thumb.

But here is a pic from the Moomincabin with Bill’s Beautiful Birch Point Beach Bank Bench with a storm rolling in and C*Q*L sitting on the bench.

One of the other things I listened to on NPR today was Terry Gross talking to Dion. I was like “who is Dion”. He was in the xword a couple days ago but I still didn’t know who he was and didn’t really want to listen to it but when I heard him talking about making his band emulate horns (musical instruments like trumpets and things), in Runaround Sue, I was hooked! Plus he was traveling on a bus with Buddy Holly and Ricthie Valens and did NOT take a plane that night. What an interesting guy!

The Landfill is beautiful tonight with birdsong everywhere but I am wishing I was at the Moomincabin or even the Sea Club… Love y’all. KW.

2 Responses to “North and South”

  1. l4827 Says:

    The red recliner near the reach looks really relaxing and ready for rinks.

  2. Margaret Says:

    Glad you are home and had a great time. I don’t look forward to work tomorrow, but it won’t be long and I’ll be retired. Then I’ll miss it!